Mark Watson Drives in Four as Raleigh Rebels Wins Over Carolina Rockies
Mark Watson was an RBI machine on Sunday, driving in four on three hits to lead Raleigh Rebels past Carolina Rockies 23-5 on Sunday. Watson drove in runs on a single in the first, a single in the fourth, and a double in the fifth. Carolina Rockies scored four runs in the third inning, but Raleigh Rebels still managed to pull out the victory. Carolina Rockies scored its runs on a grand slam by Jeff Pate. Raleigh Rebels fired up the offense in the first inning. Watson singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. Raleigh Rebels notched ten runs in the fifth inning. Gavin Smith, Todd Koenitz, Watson, Phil Stubbs, Robb Morrison, and David Truffelman all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Damon Herbert led the Raleigh Rebels to victory on the mound. The ace lasted five innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out six and walking one. Herbert recorded the last 15 outs to earn the save for Raleigh Rebels. David McNight took the loss for Carolina Rockies. The bulldog allowed 15 hits and 20 runs over five innings, striking out six. George Payne started the game for Carolina Rockies. Payne allowed two hits and three runs walking one Raleigh Rebels had 17 hits in the game. Truffelman, Watson, Stubbs, Koenitz, Mitch Strobin, and Jon Proulx each racked up multiple hits for Raleigh Rebels. Watson and Truffelman each managed three hits to lead Raleigh Rebels. Raleigh Rebels didn’t commit a single error in the field. Paul Williams led Raleigh Rebels with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases. Pate went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Carolina Rockies in hits.